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Town-by-town storm reports: These Massachusetts communities had the strongest wind gusts

Hanson, Mass. — A wind-driven storm packing soaking rain swept through Massachusetts on Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Garbage barrels were toppled over and branches were snapped off trees as gusts in some areas topped 60 mph.

In Hanson, a tree crashed onto a home as the high winds lashed the region. The tree snapped and toppled over on the porch and rear addition of the home that was used as a dining room.

“My wife and I jumped out of bed, my daughter started screaming like crazy and then we went into the dining room and saw the tree coming into the house,” homeowner Tyson Sunnerberg said.

Here are the strongest wind gusts from Wednesday into Thursday in the area:

Manchester, NH: 66 MPH

Pittsfield, MA: 63 MPH

Worcester, MA: 59 MPH

Orange, MA: 58 MPH

Fall River, MA: 57 MPH

Beverly, MA: 56 MPH

Westfield, MA: 56 MPH

Boston, MA: 55 MPH

Bedford, MA: 55 MPH

Nantucket, MA: 54 MPH

Leominster, MA: 53 MPH

Lawrence, MA: 53 MPH

Fitchburg, MA: 53 MPH

Newport, RI: 53 MPH

Providence, RI: 52 MPH

Norwood, MA: 52 MPH

Mashpee, MA: 52 MPH

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